Saturday, January 30, 2010

One good swipe deserves another

If you get the UHW Report you'll notice they never write about their election losses, until now. The quote below is from their report dated January 28, 2010. What strikes me as odd is they look down on the workers who chose NUHW by a cumulative ratio of 6:1. Specifically they state that "NUHW has put these workers at grave risk for their own purposes". Nevermind that the Zombies have already done this!
Small Kaiser Group Votes to Take Risk with NUHW

Ballots counted Tuesday, January 26 in an election among 2,300 Kaiser professionals, psych-social workers, and RNs show that those workers voted to leave SEIU-UHW to join NUHW. The election only affects this small group in Southern California and not the nearly 50,000 other SEIU-UHW members at Kaiser who are launching the biggest and most active statewide contract campaign in history.

NUHW has put these workers at grave risk for their own purposes. These workers had their raises and benefits locked in for almost two years. Now, they will have to re-bargain their contract on their own in this economic crisis--at the same time Kaiser is cutting healthcare and other costs among management and non-union workers.

Over the past year, 53,464 SEIU members have chosen to stay united in SEIU-UHW for better wages, healthcare, and other benefits. Only 2,600, including the recent Kaiser workers, have chosen NUHW, which still has no members under contract and few resources to fight for workers
Funny how they spin a staggering defeat into a sour grapes-ish look at those poor unfortunate souls! I wonder what they'll say when the next defeat is handed to them by the members they so boldly claim to "represent". Faithful readers of the Report will notice not one word was written when they lost the Memorial election.

1 comment:

  1. Well, well. The scab SEIU Zombies are attempting to minimize their disastrous defeat at the hands of NUHW Southern California.

    Dave Regan is not only a hypocrite, he is also delusional. If he calls this ass kicking a normal year, well then so be it. SEIU is actually reeling from defeats in Santa Rosa and now in Sourhtern California and they are only in denial when they say that they've only lost "small" elections. The other fifty or so thousand members will eventually cast majority votes for NUHW.